Mercury Marine parent company Brunswick Corporation has acquired Payne’s Marine Supply Inc., one of Canada’s national wholesale distributors of marine supplies. The acquisition will allow Mercury Marine to grow its global parts and accessories distribution network and better serve customers across Canada.
“We continue to look for opportunities to grow our distribution channels around the world, and Western Canada is one of the areas that we had targeted for growth,” said Mike Gyorog, Mercury Marine vice president global service & marine parts and accessories. “Adding Payne’s Supply and its well-established distribution channels will allow us to better serve our customers.”
Payne’s Marine is comprised of Payne’s Marine Supply Inc., Westport Sales Ltd., and Payne’s Distributors Inc. The company, which reported revenue of more than CAD $22 million in 2015, offers a selection of more than 34,000 marine supplies for sail and power boats. Payne’s Marine has three warehouse facilities in British Columbia (Victoria, Burnaby and Campbell River) as well as one facility in Oakville, Ontario.
“Having Payne’s Marine in our portfolio will not only fortify our distribution networks in Canada, but will also allow us to leverage their knowledge in a variety of channels such as big boats, sail boats and government applications,” said Georges Jalbert, Mercury Marine Canada general manager.
Payne’s Marine will be integrated into Mercury Marine’s P&A network in Canada, augmenting the presence of its Land ‘N’ Sea Canadian channels, particularly in Western Canada where Mercury Marine has made other investments recently.
Payne’s Marine has about 50 employees who will all be transitioned into Mercury Marine.